Utility Sawyers

Our utility sawyers are highly trained technicians, skilled in the use of laser measurement instruments and the tools and techniques required for safe felling of hazardous trees under and adjacent to energized transmission lines.

The VMWest cadre is capable of scaling up for large projects, and has employed crews of up to 50 sawyers working on multiple projects at the same time.


All VMWest sawyers are trained first as basic sawyers meeting OSHA & ANSI requirements, followed by instruction and an apprenticeship where proficiency in advanced skills are gained. All VMWest expert sawyers are certified in laser measurements, EHAP procedures, right-of-way assessment and evaluation, and expert sawyer techniques.